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Volume XXIX Issue 10
NQA Chapter #OK 480
2009 Board of Directors
President -- Peggy Selman • 258-5757
President Elect -- Melody Lahann • 622-15687
1st VP Meetings -Day -- Vesta VanTrease • 494-9571
Night -- Tee Higgins • 455-3254
2nd VP Programs -Day -- Linda Hertensteiner • 299-4901
Debbie Ross • 292-8054
3rd VP Membership -Day -- Charlene Sweatt • 455-6563
Night -- Betty Craig • 835-0787
Secretary -- Katherine Shinn • 838-3840
Treasurer -- Marj Bailey • 806-1015
Past-President -- David Ann Davis • 369-1069
2008 Quilt Show Chairman -Sue Semler • 619-6534
October 2009
President’s Musings
This has been a good month for GCQG. Lots of good
things happening.
Thanks to Shirley Hollandsworth, a member of
the guild, we received a nice gift for Hearts & Hands
from WalMart.
The nominating committee chaired by Katherine
Shinn has done a good job filling slots for the next
year. The biggest job left is a newsletter editor. If anyone can take on this job it would be greatly appreciated. This is the way most of our information is
transmitted to our members. Thanks to everyone who volunteered to take on
an office or committee job. Great job, Katherine!
The Patriotic Quilt has been given away. See article in this newsletter.
Everyone remember the Men of Cloth exhibit in Muskogee on October
9th and 10th. Our own Gary Wasson and Joe Galusha will be featured along
with Jim Gatling, David Moran and Charles Vaughn. It is at St. Joseph’s
Parish Hall at 323 N. Virginia. Let’s show our support for our male quilters.
November is the end of the UFO Challenge, so get those UFO’s done so
you will be eligible for the prize.
Vickie Ludiker is looking forward to getting a lot of small quilts from the
UFO Challenge for the small quilt auction at the show in June. If you haven’t
started a small quilt for the auction, you need to get busy, myself included.
Also get busy on all those quilts for the show. Susie wants lots more quilts
than last time. So get Stitching!!
Shirley Weiss of Itchin’ to be Stitchin’ in Chandler gave our program this
month. She was entertaining and funny. Her “rescue” quilts were wonderful.
If you are going to OKC, stop in Chandler and see Shirley on Route 66 in
downtown Chandler.
Until next month, keep quilting!
Free Motion
Quilting Designs
Debbie Ross has found this terrific website for
all you machine quilters out there. Leah Day of
Day Style Designs Online writes a blog offering
a different quilting design for 365 days. As
Debbie says, “Some designs are simple and some are
advanced. It’s great for ideas. On her site you can watch a short video to see
how the motifs are stitched.” There is also a photo of each design. The
blogsite is: -- check it out!
October 2009
Show & Tell
September’s show and tell was outstanding!!
DAY: Ginny Poe, Log Cabin; Betty Fisher,
Christmas Scrap Quilt; Vesta VanTrease, several
quilts; Charlotte Hickman, Sunflower and
Diversity; Deana Raynor, B Sew Inn Creativity;
BJ Strickland, Rings; Carolyn McCrary, Spin
Wheels; Dorothy Forbes, Red Hearts of Love;
Greta McGregor, Owls in an Avocado Tree.
NIGHT: Jean Freed, Baby Quilt, Broken Log
Cabin, Zippity Doo; Naomi Valliere, Calendar
Kids (handprint); June Nessler, Strip Quilt Black
and White/Yellow Red and Hearts & Hands Kit;
Sandra Kazandjian, three Hearts & Hand quilts;
Christa Geiger, Jean Scrap Quilt and Nine Patch
Baby; Helen Bumpass, One Block Wonder; July
Helms, Hankie Quilt, Country Bride; Patti Bernett,
Baby Quilt, Red and White Quilt, two UFOs; Betty
Fisher, Christmas Quilt; Teresa Marler, Iris
Wallhanging, X Block, Two Mom’s Quilts.
We had 74 people in attendance at the night guild
and 56 in attendance at the day guild.
Welcome Visitors
We extend a special welcome to our visitors,
Joye Lemert, Lisa Totty, Karen Trude, Judy Haines,
Wayne Sharp
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t the Friday guild meeting, we had the drawing
for the beautiful red, white and blue quilt. The person who won was Chrystal Straigis of Broken
Arrow. When I called
to tell her that she
had won, she was at
a loss as she had not
bought a ticket. One
of her friends must
have bought it for
her. She said that
she knew several
quilters. I have
asked her to let
me know if she
finds out who
bought it for
her. What a
nice friend!
When she saw
the quilt, she
was thrilled!
She said it was beautiful.
I want to thank Janie Sutterfield who
had the idea and put this quilt together. Also thank
you to all the people who made blocks; Donna
Titsworth for the beautiful quilting and Betty
Hagood for the excellent binding. And all the people who took the quilt to other guilds and places to
sell tickets. We made $652 on the quilt!
"Sure I wave the American flag.
Do you know a better flag to wave? Sure I love my
country with all her faults. I'm not ashamed of that,
never have been, never will be." -- John Wayne
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October 2009
Kamp Kutty Uppy
Quilting Day
Mark Your Calendars
• Men of Cloth
Muskogee Area Quilt Guild, October 9-10, from
9am to 4pm at St. Joseph Parish Hall, 323 N.
Virginia in Muskogee. Featuring: Joe Galusha,
Jim Gatling, David Moran, Charles Vaughn and
Gary Wasson.
• Heritage Quilt Show
October 9-10, Blaine County Fairgrounds, East 7th
St., Watonga, OK. Held in conjunction with the
Cheese Festival. Contact Pansy Hollis, 580-623-7645
[email protected]
• Fall Into Quilts
Cimarron Valley Quilters Guild, October 10-11,
home tour featuring beautiful quilts from 10am to
4pm Sat. and 1pm to 4pm Sun. Beautiful homes
plus over 250 quilts and quilted items, raffle quilt,
challenge quilts, boutique. Tickets $5 available at
the homes or The Quilt Box and The Quilting Post
in Stillwater. 405-372-1039
• Autumn Leaves
Country Fare Quilters Guild of Claremore, October
16-17, Claremore Community Center, 2301 N.
Sioux Ave., Fri. and Sat. 9am to 4pm. Admission $4.
$200 Best of Show cash award. Contact Carol
Thurman 918-341-8833 [email protected]
• 2009 OHCE Quilt Show
Cherokee County, October 23-24, from 9am to 4pm
at the Tahlequah Community Building in
Tahlequah, OK. Contact the OSU Extension Office,
918-456-6163 for more information.
ou are invited to attend a fun & exciting Quilting
Day! Bring your sisters, mothers, aunts and sewing
friends, too! Meet November 14th at Bixby United
Methodist Church, 15502 S. Memorial, Bixby, OK.
That’s a Saturday from 9am until 4pm.
Enjoy learning five new quilting
techniques. Fabrics will be furnished
for each project. We will have a
“Farmers’ Market,” with neat things
to buy (sign up for your own area in
which to sell things, with Linda
Frazier 366-1233 after 5pm).
Cost for the entire day is only $5.
Bring a salad (A-L) or dessert (M-Z)
to share at lunchtime. Ham sandwiches, paper goods, plasticware
and a bottle of water each will be
provided. Lunch will be at 12 noon.
Volunteers who would like to work this event,
please call Tee at 455-3254. We need to setup tents,
trees, lawn chairs, sing camp songs, fill the tents
with show and tell, run the kitchen at lunch, etc.
Our theme is “Kamper” -- so dress like one for
the day! Call all your friends and have them join
you for this fun time!
Sunshine & Shadows
Maralea Brady of Sand Springs is recovering at
home after a recent hospital stay. Margaret
DeLesDernier, former guild member, recently died
of pancreatic cancer. Our hearts go out to her family.
• Pieces of Our Lives
Pryor Patchers Quilt Guild, November 6-7, from
9am to 5pm at the First Free Will Baptist Church in
Pryor, OK. Admission $3. Vendors, country store,
boutique, demonstrations, food concession by First
Free Will Ladies Auxiliary.
Quilt Crazy
Challenge Quilt Rules
1. Express the theme: Quilt Crazy
2. Perimeter: no greater than 96''
3. Must use 10 (or more) different fabrics
4. Include at least two of the following embellishments:
embroidery, silk ribbon embroidery, beads, buttons,
stencils, fabric paint or crayons, foil, non-traditional
appliquéd items (such as bits of crochet, pictures
transferred to fabric, handkerchiefs)
5. Submit no later than when judged quilts are due
Prize Categories
1. Best represents theme - 2. Best use of embellishments
3. Most creative
October 2009
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PowWow 2009
ur well-thought-out plan was to leave a little
early and go to Fin and Feather to eat lunch.
Neither of us had ever been there and we were
up for an adventure.
So, we set out driving -- through Muskogee
-- past the turnoff to Western Hills -- through
Hulbert -- stopping at least three times to ask for
directions to Fin and Feather because we really
didn't have a clue where it was. OK, it's somewhere around Lake Tenkiller -- that should be
easy enough to find. No one knew where it was.
Eventually we stopped in Tahlequah to visit
Serendipity Quilt Shoppe. Most of their fabric
was somewhere in Colorado at a show so we
didn't stay very long. But we did sort of find out
where Fin and Feather was. We also ate lunch at
Vidalias Cafe (we were starving by then) -scrumptious chicken salad and a multi-berry
cheesecakey dessert to die for!
We did finally find Fin and Feather -- by
then it was a quest -- people were milling around
everywhere, parked along both sides of the
roads and swarming all over a gigantic flea
market outside of Fin and Feather. And we
didn't have any spare time to stop and shop! We
did make one emergency stop to purchase a $25
rug (David Ann talked the frail little grandfatherly man, who could barely move around
and was probably just trying to make enough
money to buy dinner, down from $30) and a can
of scrap fabric. Hey, you take your bargains
where you can find them.
From there we followed a seemingly endless
winding road around a lake, I'm not sure which
one, by this time we were just hoping to find
Western Hills again. Completely resisting the
urge to use the gps, we were
"positive" we knew where we
were going -- well, until it got
to be after 3:00pm, then we
started to get nervous. Onward
through Braggs, Ft Gibson and
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other tiny towns I can't remember. Making it
back to the lodge at Sequoyah State Park before
the 4:00pm checkin time.
This year at PowWow, I was trying a new
tactic, for me -- no classes -- don't start a new
project, work on a UFO and eat everything in
sight. OK, I always eat everything in sight. As
usual, there were a lot of vendors -- I wasn't
going to spend any money, but I forgot all my
thread, forgot all my pins, and had to buy tickets
for quilts. So that pretty much tapped me out.
With "free sewing" rooms so crowded,
David Ann and I finally found the perfect place
to applique -- next to the big windows in the
restaurant area -- they didn't run us off, so I
guess it was acceptable.
Just like every PowWow, there were stunning opportunity quilts and tons of interesting
classes to take. This year over 225 quilters registered! Cynthia Regone was speaker and featured
teacher -- starting off her talk with all the quilters
waving kleenex and fabulous mardi gras music
to get us in the mood! She showed a lot of her
finished quilts and they were a major inspiration
to start something new! The main contest this
year was to make a mardi gras mask and every
single one shown was beautiful!
The weekend is a wonderful opportunity to
get away and stitch without any "responsibilities" looming but I kind of missed having a class
or two -- should have taken Marilyn Karper's
Diamonds in the Rough class and worked on the
one I started several years ago. I love that quilt
and can never find the time to finish it! Note to
self: must take at least one class next year.
One last thought -- why does Gary Wasson
never seem to age? It doesn't seem fair.
See you,
P.S. All the pictures will be on the website, well,
all that came out. Some were really dark!
October 2009
Program News October
A big thank you to Shirley Weiss of “Itchin’ to be
Stitchin’” in Chandler for her entertaining and
informative program on Scrap Quilts in September.
After Shirley’s program, we’re all going to be keeping our eyes open for old quilts in unusual places
(like under trucks) that need to be rescued and
added to our collections! Be sure to visit Shirley’s
shop and check out all the neat things she has in
there (I used my basket today and just love it!).
I hope you’re all ready for this month’s program on tips to organize your sewing
room, as we again
ugliest quilt (whether you made it or someone else
did) for Show and Tell, and it should prove to be a
meeting full of laughs and surprises.
We’ll take December off to recover from all
that ugliness, and to celebrate the holidays, and
then we’ll be back in January with Nancy Adams
doing a program that’s “To Dye For.” We’ve all
admired Nancy’s talents as seen in her quilts, bags,
and hand-dyed fabrics. Now we’ll learn all about
the process of dying fabrics and see what we need
to get started. We’ve got a great program line-up
for 2010 (and some really exciting speakers scheduled for 2011 already, too!), so plan to join us every
month and come out and support your guild. And,
as always, we welcome your comments, suggestions, or any other feedback that would help us in
lining up programs that are of interest to you!
Linda Hertensteiner and Debbie Ross
Paula’s dream sewing room.It really
belongs to Jesse Rowan who lives in
look to some of our “resident
experts” in our Sewing Room
Reveal. If you’ve ever wondered what equipment
and set-ups some of our top ribbon-winners use to
create their masterpieces, you’re about to find out!
You won’t want to miss this fun and informative
program, and you’ll earn a prize if you can match
up the people with their rooms. Plus you’ll get a
list of 50 tips for organizing your own space. Be
sure to save the date and plan to attend (and bring
a friend!).
Our last meeting of the year will be our Whole
Night/Day of UGLY! Get out that ugly fat quarter
you’ve been wanting to throw out (but just couldn’t
bear to do it), put it into a brown paper lunch bag
marked with your initials, and bring it to the
November meeting. Exchange it for someone else’s
bag when you leave the meeting, and see if you’ve
gotten a piece that will work just perfectly in that
next quilt (or if you just get a laugh!). Bring in your
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Are these not just precious?! They would be wonderful for a child’s quilt --
just enlarge to whatever size you need. Could be worked as redwork blocks or
adapted for applique. I just love them! Here is an idea for the layout. Get your
imaginations working -- this is fun!
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October 2009
Hearts & Hands
batting, making kits, matching backing to the
top, etc.
Carolyn Lamp and Virginia Wilson
hanks to all of you who have taken the kits for
piecing, the binding, and who have been doing
the quilting. Everyone gets a special hug from
the groups who have received the finished quilts.
Hearts and Hands receives donation
Announced at our last guild meeting was the
presentation of a check in the amount of $250.00
from Coweta Wal-Mart.
Wal-Mart sponsors a volunteer
participation program... an
employee must donate volunteer hours in a six-month
period for a non-profit organization, fill out the proper
paper work, then the organization is the recipient of a
donation. We have in our
guild a member, Shirley
Hollandsworth, who is
employed at the Wal-Mart
in Coweta. She volunteered her time piecing
tops for Hearts and Hands. Carolyn
Lamp, Peggy Selman and Virginia Wilson
accepted the check on behalf of Hearts and
Hands. Thanks, Shirley and Wal-Mart.
Quilts donated
We had a total of 114 quilts and 16+ receiving
blankets on hand as of the 25th of September.
We then donated 17 quilts to C.A.R.D. (Broken
Arrow Head Start), for naptime, 15 quilts to
Child Abuse Network, and 17 quilts to Catholic
Charities (St. Elizabeth Lodge).
November Meeting
November meeting of Hearts and Hands will be
on the 7th of November. Hope to see many of
you at our meeting. Kits will be available for the
taking. We also have quilts to bind and many
tops ready for backing and batting, and of
course, we have many ready for quilting.
How to find us
We meet at John Calvin Presbyterian Church on
31st Street, just east of Memorial Drive. Go
around to the back and knock on the door.
Come anytime during the day and stay as long
as you like. Bring your lunch and join in the fun
or just come by. Don't be bashful, we can find a
job for you. We also have a limited number of
sewing machines but if you bring your own,
you will be happier with your results. We also
have some projects that need to be done but do
not need the use of a sewing machine...cutting
October 2009
Nurse’s Heart
Attack Experience
arbara Smith passed this story on to me and
I thought we all probably needed to read it. It is
the best description of a female’s heart attack
that I have ever heard.
“Women and heart attacks (Myocardial
infarction). Did you know that women rarely
have the same dramatic symptoms that men
have when experiencing a heart
know, the sudden stabbing pain in the chest,
the cold sweat, grabbing the chest and dropping
to the floor that we see in the movies. Here is
the story of one woman's experience with a
heart attack.
“I had a heart attack at about 10 :30pm with
NO prior exertion, NO prior emotional trauma
that one would suspect might have brought it
on. I was sitting all snugly and warm on a cold
evening, with my purring cat in my lap, reading
an interesting story my friend had sent me, and
actually thinking, A-A-h, this is the life, all cozy
and warm in my soft, cushy Lazy Boy with my
feet propped up.
“A moment later, I felt that awful sensation
of indigestion, when you've been in a hurry and
grabbed a bite of sandwich and washed it down
with a dash of water, and that hurried bite
seems to feel like you've swallowed a golf ball ...
going down the esophagus in slow motion and
it is most uncomfortable. You realize you
shouldn't have gulped it down so fast and needed to chew it more thoroughly and this time
drink a glass of water to hasten its progress
down to the stomach. This was my initial sensation---the only trouble was that I hadn't taken a
bite of anything since about 5:00 p.m.
“After it seemed to subside, the next sensation was like little squeezing motions that
seemed to be racing up my SPINE (hind-sight, it
was probably my aorta spasms), gaining speed
as they continued racing up and under my
sternum (breast bone, where one presses rhythmically when administering CPR). This fascinating process continued on into my throat and
branched out into both jaws.
“AHA!! Now I stopped puzzling about what
was happening -- we all have read and/or heard
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about pain in the jaws being one of the signals of an
MI happening, haven't we? I said aloud to myself
and the cat, Dear God, I think I'm having a heart
attack! I lowered the footrest dumping the cat from
my lap, started to take a step and fell on the floor
instead. I thought to myself, if this is a heart attack,
I shouldn't be walking into the next room where the
phone is or anywhere else ... but, on the other hand,
if I don't, nobody will know that I need help, and if
I wait any longer I may not be able to get up in a
moment. I pulled myself up with the arms of the
chair, walked slowly into the next room and dialed
the Paramedics ... I told her I thought I was having
a heart attack due to the pressure building under
the sternum and radiating into my jaws. I didn't feel
hysterical or afraid, just stating the facts. She said
she was sending the Paramedics over immediately,
asked if the front door was near to me, and if so, to
un-bolt the door and then lie down on the floor
where they could see me when they came in.
“I unlocked the door and then laid down on the
floor as instructed and lost consciousness, as I don't
remember the medics coming in, their examination,
lifting me onto a gurney or getting me into their
ambulance, or hearing the call they made to St. Jude
ER on the way, but I did briefly awaken when we
arrived and saw that the radiologist was already
there in his surgical blues and cap, helping the
medics pull my stretcher out of the ambulance. He
was bending over me asking questions (probably
something like 'Have you taken any medications?')
but I couldn't make my mind interpret what he was
saying, or form an answer, and nodded off again,
not waking up until the Cardiologist and partner
had already threaded the teeny angiogram balloon
up my femoral artery into the aorta and into my
heart where they installed 2 side by side stints to
hold open my right coronary artery...
“I know it sounds like all my thinking and
actions at home must have taken at least 20-30
minutes before calling the paramedics, but actually
it took perhaps 4-5 minutes before the call, and both
the fire station and St. Jude are only minutes away
from my home, and my Cardiologist was already
on the go to the OR in his scrubs to get going on
restarting my heart (which had stopped somewhere
between my arrival and the procedure) and
installing the stints.
“Why have I written all of this to you with so
much detail? Because I want all of you to know
what I learned first hand.
1. Be aware that something very different is happening in your body not the usual men's symptoms
but inexplicable things happening (until my sternum and jaws got into the act). It is said that many
more women than men die of their first (and last)
MI because they didn't know they were having one
and commonly mistake it as indigestion, take some
Mallox or other anti-heartburn preparation and go
to bed, hoping they'll feel better in the morning
when they wake up ... which doesn't happen. My
female friends, your symptoms might not be exactly
like mine, so I advise you to call the Paramedics if
anything is unpleasantly happening that you've not
felt before. It is better to have a 'false alarm' visitation than to risk your life guessing what it might be!
2. Note that I said 'Call the Paramedics.' and if you
can - take an aspirin. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE!
• Do NOT try to drive yourself to the ER - you are a
hazard to others on the road.
• Do NOT have your panicked husband drive. He
will be speeding and looking anxiously at what's
happening with you instead of the road.
• Do NOT call your doctor -- he doesn't know
where you live and if it's at night you won't reach
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2010 Quilt Crazy “Small Quilt Auction” -- Donation Entry Form
QUILT NO.____________________
Quilt Title__________________________________________________________________________________________________
Quilt Maker________________________________________________________________________________________________
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Length_______________________ Width_________________________
October 2009
Mission Statement
Green Country Quilters Guild,
Inc. is an educational non-profit
organization. Its purpose is to
stimulate an interest in quilts and
to promote the art of quilting in all
its forms.
The night group, formed in
1981, meets monthly on the third
Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. at
Hardesty Library, 8316 East 93rd
Street, Tulsa, Oklahoma, in the
Redbud Room. The day group,
formed in 1978, meets the day
following the night group meeting
at 9:45 a.m at Martin Regional
Library, 2601 South Garnett Road,
Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Green Country Quilter is
published monthly by the Green
Country Quilters Guild. The editor
is Paula Klaassen, [email protected]
Correspondence may be sent to:
Green Country Quilters Guild
P.O. Box 35021
Tulsa, OK 74153-0021
Green Country Quilters Guild
P.O. Box 35021
Tulsa, OK 74153-0021
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him anyway, and if it's daytime, his assistants
(or answering service) will tell you to call
the Paramedics. He doesn't carry the equipment in his car that you need to be saved!
The Paramedics do, principally the oxygen
that you need asap. Your doctor will be
notified later.
3. Don't assume it couldn't be a heart attack
because you have a normal cholesterol count.
Research has discovered that an elevated cholesterol reading is rarely the cause of an MI
(unless it's unbelievably high and/or accompanied by high blood pressure). MIs are usually
caused by long-term stress and inflammation
in the body, which dumps all sorts of deadly
hormones into your system to sludge things up
in there. Pain in the jaw can wake you from a
sound sleep.
Let's be careful and be aware.
The more we know
the better chance we could survive.
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Green Country Quilters Guild
Meetings Calendar
October Guild Meetings:
Night -- Thursday, October 15th at 6:30pm
Night Location:
Hardesty Library
8316 East 93rd Street, in the Redbud Room
Day -- Friday, October 16th at 9:45am
Day Location:
Martin Regional Library
2601 South Garnett Road • Tulsa, OK 74129
GCQG Board Meeting
Tuesday, October 20th - 6:00pm
Nathan Hale Public Library
6038 East 23 Street • Tulsa, OK 74114
Note: If Tulsa Public Schools
close because of the weather,
we will not conduct
Guild meetings.
October 2009